• Mechanics
  • Writing Day #2: Exploring Three POVs

    It’s Writing Day at my house again! Which means it’s time to pull together another writing assignment for “my girls”–and put it on here for you to enjoy too! Today’s assignment is fun! It’s one that I have experimented with in the past. I didn’t have time to fill out my own examples for you […]

  • Mechanics
  • Short Story Success

    Short stories, like all aspects of the written word, have taken their rise and fall in the course of time. Today, we not only have the timeless short stories of the past, but we also see writers daily adding to the plethora of short stories on the market. The short story is not a dying […]

  • Encouragement
  • 8 Ways to Excite Kids about Writing This November

    Guest post by Kate Willis originally published on PerryElisabethDesign.com Contains affiliate links. For most of us, November means turkey, pumpkins, and coming winter; but for a small portion of the population it spells National Novel Writing Month (fondly shortened to NaNoWriMo). These certifiably artistic people commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days. Hats off to them! […]

  • Encouragement
  • What to Write?

    Most writers have a thousand ideas running through their minds. Add to that pile reader expectations. Popular topics. Hot-button issues. Rave eras. Novels, novellas, short stories, articles, anthologies, blog posts. Oh yeah, there are tons of things for a writer to write.   I’m near the end of my first-to-be-published novel (Lord willing), so this […]

  • Encouragement
  • A Writerly Round-Up

    This fine Friday, I wanted to share with you some fabulous resources and articles I ran across this week. Enjoy! 1. How to Keep Your Author’s Voice Consistent Across Genres by Victoria Minks This article pinpoints six things to consider when analyzing your author “voice” and then gives recommendations on how to carry that over […]